Past Events

Thursday, July 23, 2009, 6:00 PM

The University of Trash Presents:
Nehemiah! A Case Study of Radical Pragmatism

The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) will present Nehemiah! A Case Study of Radical Pragmatism, a slideshow and discussion about a visionary project made real.

Nehemiah! A Case Study in Radical Pragmatism is the story of how religious leaders, Alinskyites, and architects worked with the City bureaucracy to build 3,000 single-family homes for low to moderate-income buyers -- and build community in Brooklyn's poorest neighborhoods.

Center for Urban Pedagogy is a Brooklyn-based nonprofit organization that uses the power of art and visual culture to increase the quality of public participation in urban planning and community design. CUP specializes in creating interdisciplinary collaborations that bring together designers, educators, advocates, and community residents to improve urban life in New York City and beyond.

Schedule:

6 pm: Book signing for "I heart ENY" - CUP and students from Brooklyn College Community Partnership present their storybook record about the mysterious Nehemiah Houses cropping up in East New York.

6:30 - 8 pm: Nehemiah! A Case Study of Radical Pragmatism, a slideshow and discussion with architect Alex Gorlin and Reverend Johnny Ray Youngblood about a visionary project made real.